Multi-centre study on cultural dimensions and perceived attitudes of nurses towards influenza vaccination uptake

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Author(s)

  • K.O. Kwok
  • S.S. Lee
  • P.H.Y. Chng
  • V.W.I. Wei
  • N.H. Ismail
  • N. Mosli
  • D. Koh
  • A. Lai
  • J.W. Lim

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-342
Journal / PublicationJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume102
Issue number3
Online published28 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Abstract

This study explored how cultural values affected Health Belief Model (HBM) components and the influenza vaccine uptake among nurses across three Asian populations using a survey conducted in 2017 (N = 3971). The vaccination coverages were 33.5% (Brunei), 35.6% (Hong Kong) and 69.5% (Singapore). Three HBM components (perceived susceptibility, perceived benefits and cues to action) were positively associated with vaccination. A direct negative link and an indirect positive link via HBM were observed between collectivism and vaccination, whereas a negative indirect link via HBM between power distance and vaccination was observed. Cultural values, notably collectivism, advanced HBM to study nurses’ vaccination.

Research Area(s)

  • Cultural values, Health belief model, Influenza vaccination

Citation Format(s)

Multi-centre study on cultural dimensions and perceived attitudes of nurses towards influenza vaccination uptake. / Kwok, K.O.; Li, K.K.; Lee, S.S.; Chng, P.H.Y.; Wei, V.W.I.; Ismail, N.H.; Mosli, N.; Koh, D.; Lai, A.; Lim, J.W.

In: Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol. 102, No. 3, 07.2019, p. 337-342.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review